A homeowner’s insurance policy will cover your family's personal belongings, your home and the contents of your home, such as furniture, appliances, rugs, clothing, etc. Even if you don’t own a home, but rather rent an apartment, you can purchase renters insurance to cover your personal belongings. Though not mandatory under Pennsylvania law, a mortgage lender may require you to purchase homeowners insurance as a condition of your mortgage agreement. The department has put together a list of publications and resources to help answer your questions and help you understand your options. Feel free to browse the following publications and resources. For a complete list of consumer brochures and fact sheets, you may click here
For information on what to do if you received a notice terminating your homeowners insurance, click here
Preparing for Bad Weather:
After the Storm Hits:
- View the 10 Steps for Completing a Home Inventory
- View the tutorial video for the myHOME Scr.APP.book app for smartphones
VACATION HOME Protection:
Before you hit the road, take a few precautions to lessen the chance of a home break-in while you're away. Some of these could even save you a few bucks on your homeowners' insurance.